The charm of history lies in asking questions and finding answers to them. The identity and power relations of the society in prehistoric times have generated a lot of discussion for the past couple of decades. With the exhibition 'Why is Estonia not a kingdom?' we wish to highlight these topics again and ask how society functioned in Estonia from the latter centuries of the prehistoric times to the Saint George's Night Uprising in the Middle Ages. What went differently or similarly compared to neighbouring countries that had already established their own kingdoms or principalities?
This is why we have invited four top researchers to our exhibition – two archaeologists, a numismatist and a historian – to answer the question "Why is Estonia not a kingdom?"
The exhibition is open from 2nd of june 2023 until 1st of september 2024.